The long-awaited sequel to The Jolly Bar Book Volume 1 came out this week, and we’re so proud to show it off! It’s Sew Emma set the bar high for fun, fast quilts with their first book of Jolly Bar Quilts. Now, they’re offering 20 more quilt patterns in Jolly Bar Book Volume 2! In case you haven’t come across them before, Jolly Bars are a 5” x 10” exclusive Fat Quarter Shop precut that hit your sweet spot.
The Jolly Bar Book Volume 2 includes 20 quilt patterns designed just for these precuts, compiled in one place for the second time. Grab a Jolly Bar, pick any design and enjoy! These quilts offer a wide range of styles while still being beginner-friendly. You will want to make them over and over again. No matter which quilt you start with, we hope you have sew much fun!
To celebrate the book, we’re hosting the Jolly Bar Row Along! Join us as we go row-by-row to make this beautiful sampler quilt full of sparrows, butterflies, hearts and more!
UPDATE: You asked and we heard you. We heard your concerns about not getting supplies in time for this quilt along so we’ve made the decision to move it so more of you can participate. Instead of May 21, we’ll be starting on June 29.
Starting Monday, June 29, 2020, we’ll be sewing one row a week for seven weeks. The quilt we’re making uses a sampling of blocks from the book, and all together they make a beautiful lap-sized quilt. We have some friends sewing along with us who will be showing off their blocks each week so you can sew along with them and get motivation along the way!
Butterflies, hearts and spools are just a few of the blocks making an appearance. The quilt finishes at 51″ x 56″.
Row Along Supplies
To join the Jolly Bar Row Along, you’ll need a copy of the Jolly Bar Book Volume 2. Check out the fabric requirements below for the rest. Then you can join us each Monday here on the blog for the cutting instructions.
- One Jolly Bar (Kimberly used Bloomington on her quilt)
- 2 5/8 yards for Background, Sashing & Borders (SKU# 5114-11)
- 5/8 yard for Binding (SKU# 5114-16)
- 3 3/8 yards for Backing (SKU# 5111-16)
** PLEASE NOTE: PRE-WASHING AND STARCHING JOLLY BARS IS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR THIS BOOK**
The shrinkage from pre-washing and/or starching will cause the precuts not to fit the pattern.
Make sure to measure twice before cutting and plan out fabric placement
Who’s Sewing Along – Featured Quilters
We’re starting the Jolly Bar Row Along on Monday, June 29, and we have a fun lineup of quilters who will be sewing along with us during the event. Check out their social media and blogs to see their progress and tips along the way!
Tracie Henkel (@joyfully_tracie), Riceford Streams
Sondra Davidson (@sondradavison), Out of the Blue Quilts
Pat Sloan (@quilterpatsloan), Pat Sloan
Melanie Call (@abitofscrapstuff), A Bit of Scrap Stuff
Jen Belnap (@thesmittenchicken), The Smitten Chicken
Hilary Jordan (@byhilaryjordan), By Hilary Jordan
Gina Tell (@gina_tell_threadgraffiti), Thread Graffiti
Geraldine Wilkins (@livingwaterquilter), Living Water Quilter
Carole Carter (@frommycarolinahome), From my Carolina Home
Quilt Along Schedule
Week 1, June 29 Sparrow Tracks Blocks
Week 2, July 6 Spinning Spools Blocks
Week 3, July 13 Migration Blocks
Week 4, July 20 Crushing on You Blocks
Week 5, July 27 Due North Blocks
Week 6, August 3 Blissful Kisses Blocks
Week 7, August 10 Finishing
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Keep up with the Jolly Bar Row Along!
Be sure to grab your Jolly Bar Book Volume 2 and we’ll see you back here on Monday, June 29, to start our first week of the Jolly Bar Row Along! Please follow along on Facebook and Instagram for updates, and be sure to hashtag your progress with #JollyBarRowAlong on Instagram and Facebook so we can see and share your work!
Until then, Happy Quilting!